Fenoldopam

Fenoldopam treats severe high blood pressure in patients that are in the hospital. It is usually used for no longer than 48 hours.

Fenoldopam Overview

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Fenoldopam is a prescription medication used for short-term treatment of severe high blood pressure in hospitalized patients. Fenoldopam belongs to a group of drugs called dopamine agonists. These work by opening up the blood vessels and increasing blood flow to reduce blood pressure. 

This medication comes in an injectable form to be given directly into a vein (IV) by a healthcare professional. It is usually used for no longer than 48 hours.

Common side effects of fenoldopam include increased heart rate, headache, and flushing. Fenoldopam can also cause dizziness. Do not drive or operate heavy machinery until you know how fenoldopam affects you.

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Uses of Fenoldopam

Fenoldopam is a prescription medication used for short-term treatment of severe high blood pressure in hospitalized patients.

This medication may be prescribed for other uses. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Fenoldopam Brand Names

Fenoldopam may be found in some form under the following brand names:

Fenoldopam Drug Class

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Side Effects of Fenoldopam

Serious side effects have been reported with fenoldopam. See the "Fenoldopam Precautions" section.

Common side effects of fenoldopam include the following:

  • increased heart rate
  • headache
  • flushing
  • nausea
  • low blood pressure

This is not a complete list of fenoldopam side effects. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Tell your doctor if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.